See Erik Koeppel & my new works at this wonderful show…
The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society will host a special preview reception of this season’s newest displays, “White Mountain National Forest: A Centennial Exhibition” and “The White Mountains: Alps of New England” (an art exhibition & sale of paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq), on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, and the event—at the Society’s Robinson House on Broad Street—is free and open to all.
“Visitors to the White Mountain National Forest exhibit will learn how the forested highlands of northern New Hampshire and western Maine came to be appreciated by millions for their scenic and health-giving qualities during the 1800s, only to be devastated by uncontrolled commercial logging and widespread fires in the final decades of that century. The story of how a large portion of the White Mountain region of New Hampshire and Maine was eventually saved and set aside in 1918 for the public’s benefit is told in the exhibit through paintings, historic photos, artifacts, and moving images.
“The Balancing Act: The Story and Legacy of the Weeks Act” will be shown continually in the newly-renovated theater space at Robinson House; the ten minute-long video describes how one of America’s earliest environmental disasters sparked a nationwide movement to purchase, protect, and manage threatened and damaged forest lands for the public good. The forest conservation legislation forged by Congress under the leadership of John Wingate Weeks struck a balanced approach that addressed both environmental and economic issues. The video explores how successful that balancing act has proven to be in the White Mountain National Forest and other eastern national forests established under the Weeks Act.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the White Mountain National Forest, “The White Mountains: Alps of New England” art exhibition and sale will feature the return of award-winning landscapes by nationally-recognized plein air artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel of Jackson, New Hampshire. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists—including many from the Hudson River School—captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Today, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation. Their extraordinary paintings recapture the lost techniques of the Hudson River School painters, whose works were characterized by a sense of air, dramatic light, distance, and luminosity.
The White Mountain paintings in the art exhibition will be available for purchase over the duration of the show (paintings will be added on a regular basis), with a portion of each sale helping to support public programming at MBHS.” – Bethel Historical Society
I recently returned from an amazing painting trip with my sister to Australia & New Zealand. Australia’s landscape and beaches were astounding! The people were friendly and the food was delicious too! In Australia, I spent quite a bit of time in Sydney, painting at Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach , and Maroubra Beach. Also I painted at Summer Bay, Palm Beach, Mona Vale and The Three Sisters. In Melbourne, I painted at The Halfmoon Bay in Black Rock and caught an amazing sight of Red Bluff! Here are some of my landcape paintings made during my trip:
(Also stay tuned for an upcoming part 2 blog post on my trip to New Zealand! )
Excited to share a recent article by Milene Fernandez in the Epoch Times newspaper in NYC today covering me and my fellow artist Erik Koeppel’s visit to the Thomas Cole show at the Metropolitan Museum.
Here is a link to the online version of the article if you’d like to read it…
Excited to announce that as part of the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air 2018 event, I will be doing a demo this Friday, March 16th in New Iberia, Louisiana! It starts around noon and is a 45 min. demo where I will discuss traditional landscape painting using a layered approach!
Also excited to mention my partner Erik Koeppel is going to be the judge for the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition, and in addition will be teaching a workshop! So if you are looking to learn from Mr. Koeppel, sign up now! Here is more information about the event, workshop and schedule:
Below are the paintings of mine that are going to be in the two-person show in NYC with my partner Erik Koeppel. If you are interested in any of the below works or would like to see the show in person contact me or Beth Harrington at Beth@ebhart.com , or 646-319-6038
You are invited to an exhibition of paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq in the gallery of a private club in Midtown Manhattan. This two-person show will include an extensive selection of paintings of the American Landscape.
February 2nd to February 27th, 2018
This exhibition is open to the public by appointment only, and subject to the club’s dress code. For details, and to make an appointment call, text, or email Beth Harrington, email@example.com, 646-319-6038
For those who may be interested, I am teaching a workshop this weekend
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th ,
This workshop is open to all levels! Sign up now at the below link!
Here is the description for the course:
In this workshop we will discuss and put into practice the compositional conventions used by traditional landscape artists ranging from the 17th century to the 19th century. Students will learn how to breakdown their paintings into three simple elements of design to help the eye move through the picture more easily. We will also discuss how to develop a painting’s center of focus to create a satisfying composition. Participating students will develop their own individual studio landscape paintings with an easy-going drawing to grisaille to color approach. We will also talk about the importance of values, color and chiaroscuro in traditional landscape painting to create a dynamic picture.
In addition, traditional painting techniques will be taught such as Glazing, Atmospheric Glazing, and Scumbling. All experience levels are welcome! Students are responsible for their own supplies. The studio has table top easels to use. Please pack a lunch or one can be ordered out.